2015-06-11

General Motors and Consumers Energy offer support to Genesee County Habitat for Humanity



GENESEE COUNTY – General Motors and Consumers Energy employees will take part Friday offering construction assistance at a Habitat for Humanity build site in Genesee County. The build will take place at 9053 North Center Road in Clio Michigan. This project will provide a 1200 square-foot home on spacious property to a deserving homeowner. The generosity of our community partners […]

Flint Firebirds to Host National Anthem Singer Tryouts on June 23rd

Auditions held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Perani Arena & Event Center

Flint, Mich – The Flint Firebirds are looking for talented individual singers and groups to perform the American and Canadian National Anthems at home games throughout the upcoming 2015-16 season.  The Firebirds will be hosting auditions at the Perani Arena and Event Center from 6-8 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, June 23. The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Club is interested in finding […]

In brief



GCMA to hold hearing FLINT — A public hearing will be held June 17, at 7 p.m. in the Willard P. Harris Auditorium, third floor, Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street, as part of the Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance meeting. This public hearing is an opportunity for you to review and comment on the following items: a proposed amendment […]

Banning recording devices from public meetings is illegal



I know this column usually pertains to general happenings, whether they are in my life or just in Genesee County as a whole, but I felt this topic was something all of us can read and take something away from when finished. For seven years now I have followed the trials and tribulations of the Goodrich Village Council. From the […]

Michigan Honey Festival returns to Frankenmuth



FRANKENMUTH — Mark your calendar for the sweetest day of the year. The 4th Annual Michigan Honey Festival returns this year to Frankenmuth on Saturday, Aug. 1 “Our goal is to get the general public to save our bees,” said Melissa Jaskiewicz, president of the Michigan Honey Festival, which has a mission to educate the public about the role the […]

Congratulations Class of 2015!



Many proud parents brought festive balloon bouquets for their children as Carman-Ainsworth High School presented diplomas to nearly 300 graduates at its commencement ceremony last week at Perani Arena. Read about the class’ accomplishments and see more photos on page 13.

Hail to the conquerors




FLINT TWP. — Besides earning a record $4.8 million in scholarship offers, the Carman-Ainsworth High School Class of 2015 distinguished itself in many ways, said Susan Carter, a long-time high school counselor who was the keynote speaker at last week’s graduation “Sitting among all of you tonight in this class of 292 students, are 107 who are graduating with academic […]

Armor company fetes wounded officer




FLINT TWP. — Police Officer Michael Schuyler was an honored guest at a recent weekend event hosted by Armor Express of Central Lake, said Police Chief George Sippert, in a report to the township board. Schuyler was the officer wounded January 23 in an incident at the Hometown Inn on Miller Road. Chief Sippert has said that the bulletproof vest […]

The Whiting Announces 2015-16 Broadway, Fall Lineup



FLINT — The 2015-16 Broadway and Fall lineup at The Whiting has been announced. The new season includes musicals, spectacles, and kicks off with a five-time Grammy award winning musician. Launching the season on Sept. 18 is the Robert Cray Band. With five Grammy Awards, this rock blues icon is considered one of the greatest guitarists of this generation. Best […]

On-call firefighters get retirement savings plan




FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a deferred compensation agreement for its on-call firefighters to allow them to save for retirement. Also known as a 457(b) the adopted plan adds on-call firefighters as eligible participants under their current union contract. Effective June 1, the Adoption Agreement amends an original agreement in effect since July 1, 1982, according to background […]